Saskia Hintz
Teaching Professor
German Program

Office:  McKenna 219

Senior Instructor Saskia Hintz holds a teaching certificate ("Staatsexamen") in German, Danish, and Education from Pädagogische Hochschule Flensburg/Germany and a Ph.D. in German from New York University. Her teaching experience includes language classes on all levels of instruction as well as culture and literature classes and Business German. In her research she explores innovative approaches to teaching literature, culture, and particularly creative writing in the foreign language classroom and she has organized and presented workshops at the ACTFL/AATG, CCFLT and NECTFL conferences as well as for the Goethe Institute’s Trainer Networks Chicago and San Francisco. Her additional teaching and research interests are: children's literature, radio-plays, art, poetry and film and their use in the German classroom as well as creative uses for new technologies. She is a tester of the Goethe Institute exams (Goethe-Zertifikat B1, B2 and C1) and is an active member of the Goethe Institute Trainer Network West and a consultant for the American Association of Teachers of German.

 

CONFERENCE PAPERS, WORKSHOPS AND PRESENTATIONS:

“Gespräch über Bäume: Das Thema Natur und Umwelt K-16”. Session organizer and co-presenter. ACTFL/AATG Annual Convention, San Antonio. November 2014.

“Deutsch im Museum: Visuelle Sprech- und Schreibanlässe im Klassenzimmer und im Museum”. Co-presented with Paula Blum. AATG CO/WY, Boulder. May 2014.

“Unterichten mit Kunst : Visuelle Sprech- und Schreibanlässe im Klassenzimmer und im Museum”. CCFLT Conference, Loveland. April 2014.

“Trainernetzwerkseminar: Mit Kunst Deutsch lernen!”. Co-presented with Miranda Emre. 3-day workshop for Goethe Institut San Francisco Trainer Network and AATG-Multiplikator participants, San Francisco. March 2013.

“Love Story? Crime Story? Literature? Learn German with Audio-Books and Radio Plays!” Co-presented with Miranda Emre. ACTFL/AATG Conference, Philadelphia. November 2012.

"Exploring Art: Communicative and Creative Activities for the German Classroom". Half-Day Pre-Conference Workshop. ACTFL/AATG Conference, Denver. November 2011.

Interviewed for the article “Art for Language’s Sake” by Patricia Koning, published November 2011 in “The Language Educator” (Volume 6 Issue 6).

“Mit Kunst Deutsch lernen!”. Co-presented with Miranda Emre. 3-day workshop for Goethe Institut Chicago Trainer Network and AATG-Multiplikator participants. Columbus. September 2010.

“Unterrichten mit Kunst: Visuelle Sprech- und Schreibanlässe im Anfängerunterricht.” Co-presented with Miranda Emre. ACTFL/AATG Conference, San Diego. November 2009.

 “Wenn einer eine Reise tut: Journeys in the German Classroom”. Organizer of conference session, co-presented with Dr. Karina von Tippelskirch. NECTFL Conference, New York. April 2007.

„Between Wanderlust and Heimweh.“ Co-presented with Karina von Tippelskirch and Zsuzsa Horvath. ACTFL/AATG Conference, Nashville. November 2006.

„Unterrichtstipp-Hitliste: Aktivitäten und Unterrichtsmethoden“. Karina von Tippelskirch and Saskia Hintz. Organisation of and Presentation at Deutsches Haus Teacher Trainer workshop: Deutsches Haus at NYU, New York. April 2006.

“Creative L2 Use: Developing Reading, Speaking and Writing Abilities.” Co-chaired with Dr. Zsuzsanna Abrams and co-presented with Dr. Karina von Tippelskirch, Dr. Ana Djukic-Cocks and David Byrd. ACTFL/AATG Conference, Baltimore. November 2005.

“Creative Explorations of German Literature in the Foreign Language Classroom.” Organizer of half-day Workshop, co-presented with Dr. Karina von Tippelskirch and Dr. Sabine Dinsel. NECTFL Conference, New York. April 2005.

“’Umarmung der Meridiane’: Aspekte deutscher Migrantenliteratur.” Paid lecture for Literarischer Verein, NYU, New York. December 2004.

„Ideas for the German Classroom: AATG Swap Shop.“ NYSAFLT-NYCAFLT/UFT, New York. October 2004.

“’Building bridges from me to me’': Contemporary Poetry by ‘Migrantenautoren’ and Creative Writing in Teaching German as a Foreign Language": Presentation at Ohio University, Athens. February 2004.

“‘Ich laß fliegen Worttauben’: Using Contemporary German Poetry to Inspire Creative Writing Activities in the Language Classroom.” ACTFL/AATG Conference, Philadelphia. November 2003.

“Mothertongues - Othertongues: Foreign Voices in Contemporary German Literature”. Invited Presentation at the German Studies DAAD weekend, Cornell University, Ithaca. September 2001.

“The Pleasure of Poetry in the German Language and Literature Class”. Half-Day Workshop co-presented with Prof. J. Reutershan and N. Selmayr. NECTFL Conference, New York. April 1995.

 

PUBLICATIONS:

Courtney Glore, Saskia Hintz, Miranda Schmetzer. Lagune 3 - Deutsch als Fremdsprache. Niveaustufe B1. Glossar XXL German-English. Max Hueber Verlag, München. 2009. (English language glossary including extensive explanations for all grammar, culture and pronunciation material covered in the new German textbook series "Lagune").

„Steckbrief Porträt”, “Wohin geht’s?”, “Es gibt so Tage”, “Kennenlern-Aktivität für Fortgeschrittene“: 4 Classroom Activity Descriptions published in the new AATG Teaching Ideas: Volume VII. A Collection of Successful Classroom Strategies. Edited by Rosmarie Morewedge. AATG. January 2009.

Courtney Glore, Saskia Hintz, Miranda Schmetzer. Lagune 2 - Deutsch als Fremdsprache. Niveaustufe A2. Glossar XXL German-English. Max Hueber Verlag, München. 2008.

Courtney Glore, Saskia Hintz, Miranda Schmetzer. Lagune 1 - Deutsch als Fremdsprache. Niveaustufe A1. Glossar XXL German-English. Max Hueber Verlag, München. 2008.

“Praktische Übungen zur kreativen Förderung der Fertigkeiten Sprechen und Schreiben im Unterricht dargestellt am Beispiel von Die Bremer Stadtmusikanten“ Ana Djukiccocks and Saskia Hintz. Paid article, published in „Das Goethe Netzwerk – Fachblatt für Trainer“ (Insert of the AATG Newsletter) September 2006.

“From Science to Scents: Changing Human Identity. Moderator’s Comments.” Proceedings and Commentary. German Graduate Students Association Conference at New York University February 12 - 14, 1993. Eds. Patricia Doykos Duquette, Matthew Griffin, Imke Lode. 1994. 102 - 103.

Collaboration on: Teacher’s Manual for Der Spiegel: Aktuelle Themen in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. National Textbook Company. 1993.